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State at a Glance

The total population of the Jharkhand is estimated at 3.3 crores, of which 1.7 crores are male and 1.6 crores are female. Jharkhand Education is centered on the examinations conducted under the State Boards, Universities and Colleges, the Universities and Colleges comprise the education in Jharkhand

Literacy rate in Jharkhand has seen upward trend and is 66.41 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 76.84 percent while female literacy is at 52.04 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Jharkhand stood at 53.56 percent of which male and female were 63.83 percent and 38.87 percent literate respectively.

The all-India gross enrolment in secondary schools of boys and girls of all communities, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is given below:

All communities Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes
Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total
2901007 2136504 5037511 441194 304000 745194 200629 131238 331867

The gross enrolment in secondary schools of boys and girls of all communities, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the State of Jharkhand is given below:

All communities Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes
Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total
275844 182954 458798 26965 12453 39418 62469 42906 105375

Similarly, the all-India enrolment in senior/ higher secondary schools of boys and girls of all communities, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is given below:

All communities Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes
Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total
2680794 1915204 4595998 362246 227654 589900 130148 69437 199585

The gross enrolment in senior/ higher secondary schools of boys and girls of all communities, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the State of Jharkhand is given below:

All communities Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes
Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total
151285 82376 233661 8282 4148 12430 12392 5043 17435

It is envisaged to achieve an enrolment ratio of 75% from the existing 52% at secondary stage within 5 years of implementation of the scheme by providing a secondary school within a reasonable distance of any habitation. The objective is proposed to be achieved through Public Private Partnership of Jharkhand State Open School. Important physical facilities and important quality interventions would be provided byJharkhand State Open School under the scheme.

Jharkhand State Open School will provide infrastructure and facilities with stipulations on pupil-teacher ratio, ICT usage through free laptops up to 3000 annually, holistic educational environment, good library with books and magazines for student’s appropriate curriculum and emphasis on output and outcome.

Education provided by Jharkhand State Open School would be holistic and integral touching upon physical, emotional and aesthetic development in addition to academics.